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About Paname French Restaurant
Innovative cuisine....Artfully presented. Chef/Owner at Paname turns out some of the city's most creative fare - spectacular array of fresh seafood and pasta dishes. We offer Prime Black Angus steak and chops, featuring tantalizing appetizers and main courses, prepared in traditional French and contemporary style. Dessert is not to be missed! Great Bar Menu as well - New York Best Value! reservations are a must for your open table menu
New York, NY 10022
French, French American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
3pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm dinner reservations are a must for your open table menu
Between 56th Street & 57th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Paname can accommodate all of your special event needs.
Paname French Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
A charming but unpretentious neighborhood French bistro. Caesar salad, crabcake appetizer, boullabaise, and lobster ravioli in cream sauce were traditional but very good (and a good value), and the chocolate volcano dessert was great. Only criticism is that the music from the bar seemed a little loud, though not quite loud enough for us to ask that it be turned down.
What impressed us most on our first visit was that the owner took great pleasure in greeting his guests, many of whom were regulars--we could see why. We'll definitely be going back.
The appetizers were excellent - crab cakes, escargot, beet salad. The entrees were excellent - bouillabaisse, sole. The amuse bouches were a nice surprise. Unfortunately, we all had the crème boulet and it wasn't very good. I'm sure if I had any other dessert I would have given them 5 stars for food.
Paname was absolutely lovely!
We had the prix fixe dinner and it was fantastic!
I had the baby octopus and my partner had the crab cake starter. We both had the lobster ravioli as a main. Everything was amazing!
Our server was terribly pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
We will be back!
Gourmet food at more than reasonable prices. I had escargot in little yummy hollowed-out red potatoes and a great garlic-basil dipping sauce, spaghetti bolognese made with ground sirloin and a great chocolate mousse cake. A glass of wine or a cocktail is included in the prix fixe of $28.00. The glass of rose was so good, I had another. Lots of choices in the three offered categories.
This restaurant is truly a wonderful French restaurant in Manhattan. The menu offers many choices. Everything was well prepared and beautifully presented. The chef gives amuse bouchée between courses. We felt as if we were in Paris. This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem.
We've enjoyed very much a birthday celebration with friends at Paname. The three-course prix-fixe had plenty of choices, and everyone could taste the various food while sharing the appetizers. The presentation of every plate was outstanding. Service was very attentive and friendly and the quiet ambiance allowed for plenty of conversation. Paname is recommended to any lover of French food in NYC.
Excellent, friendly service; 2 extra tasters - compliments of the chef. A quiet evening, but maybe because of the 4th of July week. Bouillabaisse was very good, the crab cake appetizer a bit too salty, tarte tatin was a baked apple - very tasty, but not the tarte tatin that is like a fried apple upside down cake I am used to. Price value fine.
July 7, 2017
What a delightful dining experience! The food is delicious and plentiful. The service is outstanding and the environment is so welcoming, due in large part to the owner who visits every table to ensure his guest level of satisfaction. Not my first visit and won't be my last!
Having moved into the neighborhood and trying this restaurant many times, we have both agreed we have NEVER had a bad meal. The food is outstanding wether a quick lunch or long yummy dinner, we have left with smiles on our faces. The service is not like any other we have been to. From appetizers to desserts , each dish is beautiful to look at and even better to eat!!!! A must try for anyone looking for top notch food in an authentic French bistro setting.
When we entered, the owner greeted us in French so I responded in French. Except for him, the staff in the dining area were all women. I wasn't sure if any of them spoke French so I spoke only English to them but did speak to the owner when I was looking for the bathroom (to the left just behind the curtain) and when we were leaving again in French. A couple came in and were drinking with the owner at the bar and were watching French TV plus there was mostly French music playing on the sound system. This gave it a French atmosphere, at least somewhat of one! My other half had a glass of wine to start and another but different white wine with dinner. I only drank water. We both had the Prix Fixe Dinner for $39 plus upcharges for our mains. My mate had a daily special appetizer, the Ratatouille, which came in a small lidded casserole dish. He had the oven roasted duck for a $4 or $5 upcharge and then had a Chocolate Mousse bar for dessert. I had the escargots in potato shell for my appetizer. It was different and original, but I wouldn't do that again. I didn't like the taste combination. I prefer my snails in garlic, butter, and parsley (and even sometimes covered in cheese in the Stuttgart area or in Alsace) or stuffed in mushrooms (champignons escargots), but the potato just overtook the snail and the seasoning. For my main, I had the Bouillabaisse, also with an upcharge. I asked the waitress if there were going to be lots of shells, and she didn't seem to think so, but I found many. This can be a good things (there was ample meat) or a bad thing (a messy meal-I did shell and peel everything and go wash my hands before I started to dig in). There were several clams and mussels to shell, 3 shrimp to peel plus several pieces of fish and a few circles of calamari. The bouillabaisse sauce was very tasty and had just the right amount of spices. I recommend this dish if you don't mind the "messy" work! For dessert, I had the crème brûlée.. Merci!
We had a lovely meal here. The place is welcoming and cozy. The owner stopped by our table to welcome us and to chat several times. Our server was friendly gracious and professional. Menu choices are varied from fish to poultry to beef and pork and are imaginatively prepared and presented with nice accompaniments. My organic chicken breast had eggplant, carrots, and green beans and a light sauce. My husband's pork scaloppini was served with a mushroom sauce and was delicious. Desserts are French classics (Tarte tatin) or comfort food (banana split). We recently moved to this neighborhood and love that this place is nearby.
This was our second visit to Paname. It is the local equivalent of a fine French bistro. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was creative and very good. The wine list was modest but appropriate at every level of expense. The restaurant is clearly a labor of love and deserves its return.
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